We've upgraded to 1GB ram, installed a larger hdd and we haven't had the onboard video enabled for about the last 5 years, but everything else remains untouched.
I did a bit of shopping around and ended up buying a HIS Radeon HD 4350 512mb AGP (card details) from newegg.
I thought it would be compatible, but when I installed it and powered up, I get no display whatsoever. Everything powers up fine and the fan on the new card is working, just no display and the monitor is idle (flashing orange light). If I put our old geforce back in, it works fine. I tried:
- re-sitting the card several times
- adjusted bios settings
- cleared my cmos (jumper settings)
- uninstalled all my old drivers/cleared registry/installed ati drivers & hotfix
- switched power supplies (both are generics)
..and no dice. I'm wondering if my generic psu is the problem or if my computer is just too darn old to support this card. The psu in there right now is a generic 480w (fairly new one too, about 2 weeks old). A new system isn't feasible right now (even thou I'd love it!). I'm at a loss for what to do, any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
Edited by tianbi, 06 May 2010 - 12:58 PM.